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Alameda Health Consortium Executive Team

Ralph Silber – Executive Director

For more than 30 years, Ralph Silber has served as the Executive Director of the Alameda Health Consortium, the association of eight non-profit community health centers in Alameda County, California.

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Ralph has a Master’s degree from UC Berkeley in Public Health, with a concentration in health policy and planning. He has more than thirty years of experience in community health, primary care, and health policy. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Health Center Network, a managed care and practice management organization with 140,000 managed care members. Mr. Silber is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the California Primary Care Association and a member of the National Association of Community Health Centers, Health Center Controlled Network Task Force. He has served on numerous government advisory committees at the federal, state, and county levels and has delivered presentations at numerous national conferences. He has held research and teaching positions at both UC Berkeley and Stanford. He has authored articles in the American Journal of Public Health and Medical Care.

 

Njeri McGee-Tyner – Chief Eligibility & Enrollment Officer

Njeri McGee-Tyner is the Chief Eligibility and Enrollment Officer and has been with Alameda Health Consortium since 2007.

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She has extensive experience in enrollment and retention strategies for health insurance programs. Her professional years of experience include public health programs, staff trainings, and project planning and implementation. Njeri has served on numerous planning, advisory committees, and non-profit boards. She is extremely dedicated and passionate about her work with a desire to implement projects that provide access to healthcare for underserved communities. She is a graduate of the Blue Shield Foundation’s Clinic Leadership Institute’s Emerging Leaders program. Njeri holds a B.S. degree in Health Sciences from California State University, East Bay.

 

Latonya Thompson – Chief Financial Officer

Latonya Thompson is the Chief Financial Officer for the Alameda Health Consortium and the Community Health Center Network and has been with the companies since 2003. Prior to becoming CFO, Latonya was the Director of Finance.

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Latonya received her BBA in accounting from Howard University. After spending the beginning of her professional career in the world of private accounting, she found that working to improve accessibility for the low-income and uninsured populations in Alameda County to be more fulfilling and aligned with her own world views. Besides running the accounting departments for two organizations, and CHCN’s eligibility department, she also serves as Treasurer of her homeowner’s association board.

 

Rhodora Ursua – Director of Programs

Rhodora Ursua received her Master’s degree in Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with a focus on Population Health.

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Prior to joining the Consortium, she administered community health initiatives for more than 15 years from managing a restorative justice program at Asian American Recovery Services, overseeing a community health worker initiative at the NYU School of Medicine, to strengthening local organizations’ capacity as tobacco control change agents while working at Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership.

 

Julie M. Waters – Chief Policy & External Affairs Officer

Julie Waters joined Alameda Health Consortium as the Chief Policy & External Affairs Officer in August 2021. Prior to that, Julie was the State Political Director of the University of California’s largest employee union.

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In her role as State Political Director of AFSCME 3299, Julie sponsored and lobbied state legislation to fight workplace discrimination, reform the criminal justice system and improve the quality of life of her members. Additionally, she led the organizations political program to support and re-elect Democratic candidates to political office and oversaw the AFSCME 3299 PAC.

Julie was born in Berkeley to an African American father and Mexican American mother and raised in East Oakland. Her parents, both workers at U.C. Berkeley’s Lawrence National Laboratory, instilled the value of hard work and service to her community at a very young age and those lessons have guided her lifelong commitment to public service. Julie has served in legislative and community affairs roles at AC Transit, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the Offices of Assemblymember Nancy Skinner and Congresswoman Barbara Lee. She has also held health disparity research roles at the California Black Health Network and the University of California, San Francisco.

She currently serves as an elected member and Vice-Chair of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee (AD-15) and in 2019 was appointed to serve as Lead Chair of the Voter Services Committee of the California Democratic Party. She is a proud graduate of San Diego State University, Emerge California, Leadership East Bay and in her free-time volunteers in her local community as a member of the Alameda Contra Costa Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.

 

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Dan Clanon – HIV ACCESS Patient-Centered Medical Home IT Systems Specialist

Dan ClanonDan Clanon has been helping HIV ACCESS clinics implement and maintain electronic health records (EHR) since 2002.

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He is currently working on a Patient Centered Medical Home demonstration project at the same ACCESS clinics, and will be helping to allow EHRs to support panel management at those programs. Dan has a Bachelor’s in marine biology from the University of California Santa Cruz and has worked as an IT support professional since 1997.

 

Megan Crowley – HIV ACCESS Patient-Centered Medical Home Project Coordinator

Megan Crowley joined the Consortium as the HIV ACCESS PCMH Project Coordinator in May 2012.

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Most recently, she was the Program Coordinator for the Partnership for Family Health, a consortium of clinics providing HIV Primary Care and supportive services to women, youth, and children in Northern Manhattan, New York City. Megan’s experience also includes working at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, César E. Chávez Institute, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She received her Masters of Public Health in 2008 from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, focusing on Sexuality and Health.

 

 

Janae Hawkins – Administrative Assistant

Janae Hawkins joined Alameda Health Consortium in 2020 as the Administrative Assistant.

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She received her B.S in Health Science from California State University, East Bay. Before joining Alameda Health Consortium as a full-time staff, she spent time as the 2019 summer Policy and Advocacy intern. Janae is passionate about accessible and affordable health care for all. Currently, Janae is working towards her Masters in Community Medicine.

 

Hilda Ochoa – Executive Assistant/Projects Manager

 

 

 

 

Jody Sahota – Advocacy & Communications Manager

Jody is the Advocacy and Communications Manager at Alameda Health Consortium.

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Jody brings over a decade of experience in advocacy at the federal level during her work with California Humanities, a state-wide nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jody holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Toronto and has done post-graduate work in English Literature, also at the University of Toronto. Jody has always had a passion for advocating for causes she believes in and has worked at the local level on many political campaigns as well as advocating for social justice.

 

Afomeia Tesfai – Associate Director of Policy 

Afomeia Tesfai joined Alameda Health Consortium as the Associate Director of Policy in 2020.

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Afomeia is an experienced public health professional grounded in anti-racist framework to mobilize and build communities to have agency and remove barriers to access of care. Most recently, prior to coming to Alameda Health Consortium, she was the Director of Policy & Partnership at the Center for Youth Wellness, which was at the forefront of the campaign to implement a statewide trauma screening program. Prior to that, Afomeia was at Urban Habitat, Human Impact Partners, Seattle Children’s Center for Diversity & Health, and King County Public Health Department. Afomeia received a Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington, and is a native of the Seattle Area and has called Oakland home for the past six years.

 

Carolina Wong – Project Coordinator, Eligibility & Enrollment 

Carolina joined Alameda Health Consortium as Project Coordinator for the Eligibility and Enrollment Department in 2020.

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Carolina graduated from California State University, East Bay with a major in Spanish Language and Literature, and a minor in International Studies. Prior to Alameda Health Consortium, Carolina worked for La Clinica de La Raza for 9+ years, the first five years as the Front Desk Clerk and as a Human Service Specialist for the latter four years.

Carolina assisted patients in enrolling in Covered California, HealthPAC, and through active outreach to Medi-Cal, and CalFresh. Carolina brings not just experience in enrollment but a passion for working with our underserved community members and with patients from all backgrounds to ensure that they have access to quality healthcare. Carolina understands and appreciates the importance of educating our patients on accessibility to public health coverage programs.